The Blue Collar Artist

Dave Pressler is a Los Angeles based artist and character designer who has used sculpture and illustration to fuse two of his primary passions: fine art and the world of pop entertainment. In the past 20 years he has designed characters and worlds for such companies as Kid’s WB, Disney, Fox Kids Network, Wild Brain, and The Jim Henson Company to name a few. In the last decade Dave has shifted his focus in to the universe of  TV animation. Co-creating and designing the Emmy Nominated Robot And Monster for Nickelodeon.

In addition to his media projects, Pressler is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around the World. He also lends his sculpting talents to the collectable vinyl-art toy world with Necessaries Toy Foundation’s Mark Ryden's YHWY, Camille Rose Garcia’s “Camille’s Girls.” The Ron English “Rabbbit” figure. Brendon Monroe’s “Sour” for Android 8, Nathan Jurevicius “Monkey King”, and most recently “Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanised Perambulator” by Doktor A.

With the success of Dave’s various limited edition resin creations his character “Angry Clobber Monkey” became his first vinyl collectable character.  Recent Los Angeles gallery shows include Gallery 1988 “100 Robots” (2012)  which included the debut of “Revenge-Bot” Dave’s largest robot sculpture so far.  

Dave currently is working at Dreamworks TV Animation, and preparing for an exhibition with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster California in 2018.

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